Police appeal after sparrowhawk shot dead near Richmond

Police are appealing for information following the death of a sparrowhawk near Richmond.

Some time during the last week of April 2017, a sparrowhawk was shot at Feldom, Richmond, specifically in the area of High Waitgate, close to the Marske to Newsham road.

The bird was recovered by police and taken to a local vet, where it was x-rayed.

The x-ray image (shown above) clearly shows the pellets from a shotgun that killed the bird.